PR Assistant (12 month)

JN -072019-140198_1564074039
£30000 - £35000 per annum

Managing this Role

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Alexandra Kambanella

Senior Consultant - Temporary 0207 759 7929

Alexandra, Hunter Merrifield’s senior interim specialist, has been successfully placing high calibre candidates into Membership, Digital Engagement and Policy roles for more than 3 years. Her in-depth knowledge of the membership space enables her to effectively place Senior Programme Managers and Digital Engagement experts into forward-thinking community-driven organisations. She holds a BA Hons in History, following which, she interned for a leading intergovernmental organisation and developed a keen interest in how public affairs and research drive social change.

Central London

£30k-£35k

12 month FTC

We are delighted to be working with the UK's leading trade body for the asset, consumer and motor finance sectors to recruit a PR Assistant - you will be the first point of contact for national and trade media. Their markets are high profile, so some financial PR experience is desirable, as is the ability to confidently deal with inquiries from journalists.

What will my responsibilities be?

  • Prioritising media queries and monitoring social media
  • Publicising the work that the organisation undertakes to improve the business environment for its members
  • Anticipating media queries and preparing Q&A
  • Arranging media briefings and preparing spokespeople
  • Drafting the press releases to accompany the publication of monthly market statistics
  • Assisting in the preparation of copy for corporate documents or trade journals
  • Office admin to ensure the smooth running of the press operation

What key skills would I need?

  • Experience of financial PR
  • Drafting skills, and awareness of differing tones for differing audiences
  • Ability to prioritise and plan, and use own initiative to cope with competing deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Some knowledge of Gorkana
  • Knowledge of Windows suite of applications

If you feel I have the relevant skills and experience please apply today!

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